Drogba secures Shanghai switch
Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Chelsea striker Didier Drogba completed his anticipated move to Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday, signing a two-and-a-half year deal with the Chinese Super League club.
It was widely speculated that Drogba would be leaving Chelsea this summer after he scored the winning penalty kick for the Blues in the Champions League final win over Bayern Munich.
And now he will reportedly earn a salary of over $300,000 a week from the Chinese side, while linking up with former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka when he joins the team in July.
The 34-year-old scored only five goals in 24 Premiership matches for Chelsea, which finished in sixth place this past term, but he scored a late equalizer in the Champions League final and then buried the winning spot kick to deliver the team's first Champions League title.
The Ivory Coast international joined Chelsea in 2004 from Marseille and helped the team win multiple league titles, the League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League.